These two marker drawings of females were created with varying shades of grey markers and pens. The women’s faces were initially sketched with pen, and a subtle wash of water was used to soften the lines in some areas of the art. Light shades of grey markers were then used to build up the shape and form around each female’s face. Darker shades of gray and black were used to draw the hair and the deep shadows in each of the sketches. Both portraits are bold and striking, utilizing thin and thick lines to push certain elements of the faces forward or backward in space. For example, in the second portrait sketch, dark shadows under the woman’s chin push the neck back, and the light areas of the chin pop forward. Variations in light and dark patterns, also known as chiaroscuro, create the illusion of depth in each drawing.

Marker Drawing of a Woman, Portrait Sketch

Black and White Marker Sketch of a Female Portrait

Marker Drawings, Female Portrait Sketches

39 thoughts on “Marker Drawings, Female Portrait Sketches

  • January 10, 2008 at 6:34 am
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    nice job

  • January 10, 2008 at 11:05 am
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    Thank you alok, I appreciate you taking the time to comment.

  • January 13, 2008 at 4:14 pm
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    they’re cool! they’re pretty in an unusual way…

  • January 14, 2008 at 10:29 pm
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    Thank you for the kind comment Zara. 🙂

  • March 25, 2008 at 3:53 pm
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    this is gr8 i willl neva b dis good ur soooo good it looks weird but very appealing

  • March 26, 2008 at 3:34 pm
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    Thanks for taking the time to comment, I appreciate your kind words. Good luck with your artistic pursuits as well.

  • June 6, 2008 at 3:04 am
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    hey it looks heaps good man, nice work.
    i am young amatuer with no experience, i tried your female portraits pen sketches. they turned out pretty well. thanks

  • June 9, 2008 at 7:56 pm
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    Thanks shoni, I appreciate the comment. Good luck with your artistic endeavors. 🙂

  • September 8, 2008 at 12:16 pm
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    Great Pictures. 10/10. Offically. You pass for PoemHouse! I like .webs! It is artistic!!

  • September 8, 2008 at 10:06 pm
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    Thanks for your positive regards Debbie. Good luck with your poetic endeavors. 🙂

  • October 19, 2008 at 8:44 am
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    love the work 😉

  • October 20, 2008 at 1:45 am
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    Thank you lian! 😉

  • October 22, 2008 at 10:39 pm
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    You know Michael, the best part about these sketches is that u have liven up the whole blank page!!!!! This is just “WOW!!
    The best part about an artist is, that he/she sits with a plain sheet of paper or blank canvas n with his artwork fill it with so much of “LIFE”….Tell me how many of us in this whole BIG WORLD can do this wonderful creativity!!! God created man and man created this (expressive art) beauty with his hands!!!What a Blessing indeed!!!!
    This piece of ur work has got one of the best expressions…..n i truly like the “Speaking Eyes”!!! Can’t take my eyes off them!!
    Hats off to u!!!
    God Bless n hv a bright day!

  • October 26, 2008 at 2:55 pm
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    Hi umesh,
    I appreciate your amazingly positive support and feedback! I am humbled and honored to read your words! And it is a true Blessing indeed to use our abilities to the fullest. I see the same in your ability to inspire and let powerful words flow to the page. I am appreciative of your wisdom, and your ability to see and express with heart.
    Blessings,
    ~Michael

  • October 29, 2008 at 12:30 pm
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    Well dear!!! one can’t ignore wat’s beautiful…. i guess we all should always appreciate it!…..n its gives a great feel!!!…. we should all feel lucky that there is so much of wonderful creativity around us!!!You are wonderful in ur creation!!
    Keep it up!!!
    God b with you!!!

  • November 8, 2008 at 4:48 pm
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    That’s wonderful. Thank you umesh! 🙂

  • December 13, 2008 at 7:53 pm
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    your work is fasinating; everything from the texture to the deep lines. you are a great artist!

  • December 14, 2008 at 1:26 pm
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    Thank you megg! 😉 I appreciate you taking time to check out the art and comment! 🙂

  • December 23, 2008 at 2:46 pm
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    wow out of all your work, i like this one the best. She even looks cute! You inspired me to go out and buy some markers!

  • December 27, 2008 at 3:26 pm
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    Awesome! Thanks for commenting Bonham! 🙂

  • January 5, 2009 at 7:18 am
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    superb

  • January 5, 2009 at 11:36 am
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    Thank you sarr! 🙂

  • February 12, 2009 at 4:05 am
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    Hey, i am going to use one of the two picures above for the front view of my wall light. I am designing a 3D wall light and wondered would it be possible for you to post or design a side view picture of the woman above. Its an amazing picture, i have been looking for months to find a picture like this

  • February 13, 2009 at 7:29 pm
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    Thanks Martyn!
    That sounds like an interesting project. I’m not available for the profile portrait commission, so I would recommend further research on Google.com.

  • February 23, 2009 at 6:20 pm
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    thats amazing i love it!!
    ahaha all this art is amazing you are very talented people!!
    love it!!!
    2 thumbs up!!
    🙂

  • February 28, 2009 at 11:36 am
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    Thank you ainzz! 🙂 I appreciate your enthusiasm for my artwork! 😉

    ~Michael

  • April 11, 2009 at 6:53 am
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    Hey,
    I love the style of your work! Its amazing! And i think i can relate to a lot of it.
    Anyhow, nice job dude 😉
    George.

  • April 11, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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    Thanks George! I appreciate that! 😉

    ~Michael

  • May 22, 2009 at 4:00 pm
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    your work is 🙂 wow, how long does it take for you to draw like that..? iv been drawing for soo long its my passion its one of the only things im good at im not very acidemic like my borther and sister but as i can see your work is wow just makes me sad because i would love to be an artist as i love creative things and i love to draw faces and show passion in them the different faces and expressions and hands ….. how long did it take you please.?? im 16 and i would love to be as good as you one day 🙂 your great im appreciate what you do 🙂 x

  • May 24, 2009 at 2:52 pm
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    Hi jazz streater,

    I believe that if you enjoy creating and drawing, you already are an artist! I also think it’s great to grow and learn from other artists, because it has personally helped me find my own unique voice and visual style. The way you express yourself is your own, and even though it is affected by everything in your life, I encourage you to explore and develop what is true for you. 🙂

    The artworks above took about 10-15 minutes of actual drawing time. But it also took many years to develop confidence and skill in expressing myself through visual art.

    Good luck with your artistic pursuits! 😉

    ~Michael

  • June 24, 2009 at 12:13 am
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    a good job and excellent…

  • June 25, 2009 at 12:53 pm
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    Thank you nashir! 🙂

  • November 15, 2009 at 3:27 am
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    superb

  • November 15, 2009 at 11:46 am
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    cooll 😉

  • March 18, 2010 at 5:52 am
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    hi enjoying your site.

  • March 18, 2010 at 2:09 pm
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    owesome

  • March 22, 2010 at 8:51 pm
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    nice drawing…i did it for my art class and it was cool…of course mine turned out more like an anime version…but then again i am an anime artist…well…I’m going to ecome one when I’m older…anyway nice site

  • March 6, 2011 at 5:28 am
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    I love draw and painting ….art.

  • March 6, 2011 at 5:32 am
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    I enjoy for the site works…very good

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